This is just such a special Lord's day every year, as we celebrate a risen Christ. Those of you who are with us regularly know that we have just recently completed a study of the wonderful account of Jesus written by Luke. It was just really a few weeks ago when in finishing up our study of the gospel of Luke, we considered the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in some detail, even pulling in Matthew's account and John's account and Mark's account to get a full picture.
It was at that time, you will remember, that I told you no event in history reaches the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection is the crowning event in God's redemptive history. Resurrection is the cornerstone of Christianity. It is the foundation of the gospel. It is the guarantee of heaven. The message of the Bible is that death does not end the existence of anyone, that every human being who has ever lived will live forever...either in hell or in heaven, either in eternal death or eternal life, either in everlasting suffering or everlasting joy. Not merely as a disembodied spirit, but every person will live forever in bodily form. They will all be raised from the dead.
The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the provision that guarantees for us that we need not be risen to eternal damnation but can be risen to eternal life. The resurrection of Jesus Christ bodily from death and the grave is a pledge and a promise to all who believe in Him will also be raised in bodily form to enter in to the eternal bliss and joy of the heaven of heavens in the presence of God everlastingly, serving, worshiping and being completely satisfied....
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An Expression of Pastoral Gratitude (Philippians 4:10-20) John MacArthur
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: The Main Event in Redemptive History (John MacArthur)
The Armor of God: The Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) John MacArthur
Grace to You
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry... gty.org